Elijah Boardman

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Elijah Boardman (1790)

Elijah Boardman (born March 7, 1760 in New Milford , Colony of Connecticut , † August 18, 1823 in Boardman , Ohio ) was an American politician .

Boardman, who received his education from private tutors, fought in the American Revolutionary War . After the end of the war he worked as a secretary in a commercial company; he was employed in this trade from 1781 to 1812.

In 1803 Boardman, who was a member of the Democratic Republican Party, was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives, to which he was a member until 1805, and then again in 1816. He served on the State Senate from 1817 to 1821. On March 4, 1821, he moved in the United States Senate for Connecticut ; but he died during his tenure while visiting the city of Boardman, Ohio, which was named after him.

His son William Whiting Boardman was also active as a politician and sat for Connecticut in the US House of Representatives .

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Commons : Elijah Boardman  - collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Elijah Boardman in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)